Episodes. Image shows from L to R: Beverly Lincoln (Tamsin Greig), Matt LeBlanc (Matt LeBlanc), Sean Lincoln (Stephen Mangan). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC.


BBC Two sitcom about Brits making TV in the US. 41 episodes (5 series), 2011 - 2018. Stars Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig, Stephen Mangan, Kathleen Rose Perkins and others.

Series 1, Episode 1

Episodes. Image shows from L to R: Sean Lincoln (Stephen Mangan), Beverly Lincoln (Tamsin Greig). Copyright: Hat Trick Productions / BBC.
British sitcom writers Sean and Beverly Lincoln are at first thrilled to learnt that their show Lyman's Boys is to be remade in America. Then they learn that the network president has not even seen their show and wants to replace their erudite veteran actor with Matt LeBlanc.

Broadcast details

Monday 10th January 2011
30 minutes


    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Matt LeBlanc Matt LeBlanc
    Tamsin Greig Beverly Lincoln
    Stephen Mangan Sean Lincoln
    Kathleen Rose Perkins Carol Rance
    John Pankow Merc Lapidus
    Daisy Haggard Myra Licht
    Joseph May Andy Button
    Guest cast
    Bruce Lester Johnson Roger
    Lou Hirsch Wallace (Security Guard)
    Alejandro Postigo Ernesto
    Richard Griffiths Self
    Ben Miller Self
    Writing team
    David Crane Writer
    Jeffrey Klarik Writer
    Production team
    James Griffiths Director
    Pat Lees Producer
    David Crane Producer
    Jeffrey Klarik Producer
    Jimmy Mulville Executive Producer
    David Crane Executive Producer
    Jeffrey Klarik Executive Producer
    Nigel Williams Editor
    Grenville Horner Production Designer
    Mark Thomas Composer


    Casting Decisions

    Carol (Kathleen Rose Perkins) rings to tell Beverly (Tamsin Greig) and Sean (Stephen Mangan) the great news they've had from Matt Le Blanc's agent - he's desperate to do the show!

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    Featuring: Tamsin Greig (Beverly Lincoln), Stephen Mangan (Sean Lincoln), Kathleen Rose Perkins (Carol Rance), Daisy Haggard (Myra Licht), Joseph May (Andy Button).

    Getting Past The Gate

    Sean (Stephen Mangan) and Beverly (Tamsin Greig) pull up to the gates of the very opulent gated community that the network has arranged for them to stay at but are greeted by Wallace (Lou Hirsch) the slightly over zealous gate guard...

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    Featuring: Lou Hirsch (Wallace), Tamsin Greig (Beverly Lincoln), Stephen Mangan (Sean Lincoln).


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